Our release to the media to mark the Queen’s longest reign made the headlines and stirred up a right royal debate in the national press.
A survey revealed history writers think ‘tyrant’ Henry VIII was the worst king but Guardian readers reacted passionately with 901 comments on the Guardian.com website and 2140 Likes on the newspaper’s Facebook page.
Findings that Elizabeth 1 was voted best monarch NOT Elizabeth II, also attracted headline attention in The Radio Times online, The Mirror, Daily Express, the BT website and scores of other websites and publications.
The survey was conducted by our client Harrogate History Festival and the Historical Writers’ Association. History writers will debate further at the festival on October 22-25.